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Complete credited cast:
Mary McCullough
Marjorie Threadwell
Uncle Henry Burroughs
Katherine MacDonald ...
Georgiana Burroughs
Leslie Stuart ...
Reginald Burroughs
Ida Waterman ...
Aunt Agatha Burroughs
Alice H. Smith ...
Mrs. H.R. Hancock ...
Aunt Laura Burroughs
Mr. Russell ...
Butler Jarvis
Fred Goodwins ...
Gideon Van Tassell
Margaret Landis ...
Olive Van Tassell


A young man impersonates his best friend, and in doing so upsets the decorum at a stuffy family gathering and falls in love. The arrival of a gang of hoodlums further disrupts the formalities, but our hero thwarts them and saves the day. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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15 April 1918 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El arreglalotodo  »

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American Ken Fox of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, recipient of the 2010 the San Francisco Silent Film Festival Preservation Fellowship, restored this film in at Haghefilm in Amsterdam. See more »

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The 16th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival, David Jeffers for SIFFblog2
11 July 2011 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

A Chump from Oxford

Saturday July 16, 6.30pm, The Castro, San Francisco

An American at Oxford sends his "happy-go-lucky" roommate home in his place to fix looming family problems. Reginald (Leslie Stuart) hasn't been to the states in fifteen years, so his sister, aunts and uncle are clueless when Remington (Douglas Fairbanks) shows up and turns their blue-nosed, stogy lives upside down. Before long, marriage engagements are broken, the house is filled with playful orphans and "Mr. Fix-It" is climbing the stairs on his hands.

Written and directed by Hollywood legend and Fairbanks favorite Allan Dwan, Mr. Fix-It (1918) is a shining example of the light comedy and physical gymnastics that made "Doug" a Broadway star. His dinner table tricks, antics with the kids and a spectacular mid-picture brawl are worthy of particular note. Mr. Fix-It was also released in April 1918 only days after Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin and Mary Pickford appeared before thousands at rallies promoting the third Liberty Loan drive.

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